Healthcare professionals

Dr. Asiel Adan Sanchez

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Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez is a non-binary general practitioner, and passionate advocate for LGBTIQ health. Asiel is a member of Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine and has a special interest in HIV medicine, gender-affirming care and mental health.

Asiel is a passionate advocate whose work has been profiled at multiple medical congresses, conferences and lectures. Outside of their clinical roles, Asiel is an academic at The University of Melbourne and a member of the Board of Directors for Minus18 LGBTQIA+ Youth Organisation.

In their free time, Asiel enjoys writing poetry and non-fiction. Their poems have appeared in Rabbit Poetry, Cordite Poetry Reivew, Voiceworks Magazine and Australian Multilingual Writing Project. Their first poetry collection, m/ /otherland, is published through Revarena Ediciones.

Sarah Lorrimar

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I am a sexuality educator living in Collingwood but with a strong love and connection to Melbourne’s West. My background is Chinese – Indonesian and Australian.

I am passionate about social justice, particularly around gender equity and sexual health rights and have spent the past decade specialising in health promotion. Before this, I completed a Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Sexology.

Outside of work, I love yoga, laying in the sun with my cat George and swimming in the ocean.

Tigist Kebede

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Tigist Kebede is an inclusive counsellor. She employs trauma informed, decolonizing and intersectional frameworks into her practice and advocacy.

She is the founder of “The Tena Therapist” a social media mental health platform and works for Pola Psychology a culturally inclusive practice. Her work is primarily directed at addressing power and privilege and supporting minoritised people in healing and empowerment.